May 2023 Call for Artists part 1

Announcing 10 call for artists with deadlines May 1-5, 2023. Several of these opportunities for sculptors have more than one opening, so May is starting off with abundance. Read now, whether you are looking for an exhibition, an art on loan program, or an opportunity for a sculpture commission, and find the right call for you.

Be sure to also check out sculpture opportunities with deadlines in April at our previous call for artists.

Solid Waste Services – Central Transfer Station (3 opportunities)

Anchorage, Alaska

Summary: Under this request for proposals, the Art Selection Jury intends to commission artwork for three separate locations. The overarching themes discussed by the art selection jury, for all locations, focuses on land stewardship. There is a strong interest to show respect for those that have come before us, including the indigenous people that have cared for the Dena’ina lands for thousands of years, and thoughtful municipal governance.

Budget: Total: $560,000; Location 1: $300,000, Location 2: $60,000, Location 3: $200,000

Deadline: 5/1/23

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is an open call

Special Notes: The program goal to reflect a diversity of artists and media through representation of new and traditional artforms practiced in local, regional, national, and international arts communities in a range of style, scale, media, form, and intent. Artists with no prior public art experience will be seriously considered. Artists with strong bodies of work, with little public art background are encouraged to apply and will be given equal consideration.

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Happy Valley Sculpture Garden

Happy Valley, Oregon

Summary: The Happy Valley Sculpture Garden Program is a tool for integrating outdoor art into public spaces, promoting public participation and interaction with artists and artwork, and preserving the local cultural environment and livability. While on exhibit, artwork is leased to the City, allowing the program to exhibit many pieces over time.

The Happy Valley Public Art Committee seeks up to six artists to participate in the July 2023 – June 2025 Sculpture Garden exhibit at Happy Valley City Hall.

Budget: $1,000 Per Sculpture Selected

Deadline: 5/1/2023

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This exhibition opportunity is open to artists residing in Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, and Washington. Artists must transport sculptures to and from the City at their own cost.

The Art Committee seeks to exhibit artwork through inclusive processes. Applications are welcomed from people of all backgrounds, abilities, and disabilities. Students, emerging artists, and artists from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and other historically underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: Artwork must be freestanding and cannot exceed 10 ft tall.

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Village Art Plaza Entryway Sculptures

Sunrise, Florida

Summary: Sunrise, Florida is seeking to commission an Artist or Artist team to create two vibrant entryway sculptures for the entrance to the City’s Village Art Plaza (Plaza) currently under construction. The sculptures should be vibrant, colorful, reflect the spirit of the City of Sunrise and invite and welcome people into the Village Art Plaza. The sculptures must be impactful to pedestrians and passerby traffic both day and night.

Budget: not to exceed $75,000 (for both pieces)

Deadline: 5/1/2023

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The application deadline is May 1, 2023 and is open to all Professional Artists nationwide with experience working with public agencies and professional engineers.

Special Notes: The Call to Artists is expected to be conducted in two (2) phases. In the first phase, up to three (3) Artists or Artist teams will be shortlisted by the Selection Committee based on experience, credentials, style, and previous work. In the second phase, each shortlisted Artist or Artist team will receive up to a $1,500.00 stipend for the development of a detailed proposal with conceptual design options for both entryway sculptures.

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Monterey Ave Railing Art Project

Capitola, California

Summary: On behalf of the City of Capitola, the Capitola Art and Cultural Commission is seeking an artist
or artist team to create a sidewalk railing art project in order to enhance the existing railing on
the south side of Monterey Avenue stretching from Escalona Drive to the Village.

The railing is needed to protect pedestrians on the sidewalk from a steep retaining wall
that drops to the street. The wall is historic, with plant outcroppings, and is not part of the
project. The railing is 625 feet long and can be seen in its entirety as you drive in and out of the
Village. The art project should use the entire length of the railing and be seen as a single piece.

Budget: $50,000

Deadline: 5/1/2023 5:00pm

How to apply: mail or in person delivery (see link for details)

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to artists working or living along the west coast of the United States in
California, Oregon and Washington.

Special Notes: Artists should ensure that their art meets all ADA requirements as well as local building codes. Pedestrian friendly aspects such as convenient hand holds, pinch points, snag points and vandalism concerns should be considered. Materials used should be weather resistant such as stainless steel, copper, brass, galvanized steel or rusted steel (i.e. Core 10).

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Ritz Carlton Residences Call for Artists

Naples, Florida

Summary: Stock Development, the master developer, would like to shortlist (3) three to (5) five artists to design and construct an original public art piece located at the corner of Vanderbilt Beach Road and Gulf Shore Drive. This public art installation will be viewed by millions of residents and tourists along this popular stretch of beach.

Deadline: 5/1/23

How to apply: email, see link below for details

Eligibility Requirements: The artist must be local to Southwest Florida or preferably within 300 miles. This can be a part-time resident. Please explain your local status and where the art will be fabricated. More consideration will be given to local fabrication.

Special Notes:

Budget: $250,000. After shortlisting, Stock Development will provide a stipend of $3-5,000 dollars to each artist, depending on how many artists are shortlisted, to produce conceptual drawings.

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Main Street Beach & Park Sculpture Project

Vermilion, Ohio

Summary: commission of a site-specific outdoor sculpture at Main Street Park.

Budget: $32,000

Deadline: 5/5/23, 5pm

How to apply: email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: Any artist or artist teams over the age of 18 are eligible to submit their interest and qualifications.

Special Notes: The sculpture must be installed no later than June 1, 2024.

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Rotating Art Sculpture Program 2023 – 2024 Season

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Summary: The Rotating Art Program was created in order to beautify our community, promote our cultural identity, and encourage artistic engagement. The Green Bay Public Arts Commission (GBPAC) invites artists to submit existing or planned sculptures for the Rotating Art Program. Six concrete pads have been installed throughout the city to serve as platforms for the art to be on display for one year.

Budget: Six artists will be selected to participate in the Rotating Art Program. Participating artists will receive $1,500.00 for the transportation, installation, and removal of their loaned sculptural work.

Deadline: 5/5/23, 5:00 PM.

How to apply: see link below

Eligibility Requirements: The call is open to all individuals and groups regardless of experience or background.

Special Notes: Artists may submit up to four existing pieces and/or proposed sculptures created specifically for this call.

Click here to read more about this call for artists including application (you will need to download pdf)

Sandia Science & Technology Park Public Art Project

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Summary: This call is a national open competition public art project to commission a large-scale, site-specific outdoor Work of Art. The Art Selection Committee seeks to partner artists with scientists and innovators from the SS&TP resident companies to develop technology-based public art for the area.

Budget: $350,000 (up to $50,000 used for design development of up to 5 finalists teams and no less than $300,000 for the all-inclusive artwork design, fabrication, and installation)

Deadline: 5/5/23

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to all qualified artists residing in the United States.

Special Notes: From the pool of submissions, up to five finalists with their paired SS&TP companies will receive a $10,000.00 stipend to develop their public art proposals.

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ArtSS In the Open 2023

Sandy Springs, Georgia

Summary: This public sculpture competition was created to bring fine art to the parks and public spaces throughout the city of Sandy Springs, the second largest city in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Nine sculptures will be prominently displayed around the four-acre green at City Springs, the City’s town center. One or more sculptures from each competition will be purchased by the City to be permanently placed in public locations around Sandy Springs.

Budget: $1,500 to each of nine selected artists

Deadline: 5/5/23, 5pm Eastern

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Open to local, regional and national artists

Special Notes: Sculptures are to be installed August 14 – 18, 2023

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A Temporary Art Project for the 2023 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® and Annular Eclipse

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Summary: The Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum Temporary Art Project is an opportunity offered under the City of Albuquerque Public Art In-Sight Temporary Art program. This project aims to activate the Balloon Museum’s celebration of the 2023 Annular Eclipse which will take place during the 51st Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® – a late fall event that attracts hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world. The Balloon Museum is located at the center of the eclipse path where maximum obscuration of the Sun in Albuquerque will be at 10:35 am.

Four (4) primary sites  have been identified for digital, light projections, 2D and 3D art and more, but other sites may be available. Artists are encouraged to develop conceptual proposals around themes that include science, flight, exploration and astronomy, as the temporary artwork will be on display for the duration of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, October 7-15.

Budget: $10,000 per artist, awards should be used by the artist to cover all materials, equipment, transportation, labor, travel and artist design fee.

Deadline: 5/5/23, 11:59pm Mountain

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible artists must reside in the US and be 18 years of age and older.

Special Notes: Four (4) artists and their projects will be selected.

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